On November 3, 2023, the University of Michigan Industrial and Operations Department hosted its inaugural Undergraduate Research Symposium to highlight undergraduate success in research. This event was deemed a success with over 100 attendees and 16 poster presentations from students.
Industrial and Operations Engineering
U-M IOE hosts its inaugural Undergraduate Research Symposium to showcase student research
Standardizing bilevel optimization for future researchers and practitioners
Bilevel optimization is used not only in research, but also in business to identify the best solutions for a variety of hierarchical problems. A U-M researcher aims to develop a comprehensive software package that will enable many industries to use this in everyday decision-making.
“It’s a cheat code”: Alonzo Wilson speaks on his experiences as a U-M IOE alum
Alonzo Wilson graduated from the University of Michigan in 2013 with a BSE in Industrial and Operations Engineering. He started his career working at Goldman Sachs and now works as a Project Controls Specialist for a commercial construction company in Kalamazoo, Mich. And if that isn’t enough Wilson is now running for a seat in the Kalamazoo City Commision.
U-M IOE members take home awards from the HFES annual meeting
Last week the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society hosted their 67th Annual Meeting in Washington, DC which took place from Oct. 23-27, 2022. The U-M student chapter as well as faculty and graduate research assistants took home awards
U-M IOE takes home awards from the INFORMS Annual Meeting
IOE faculty and students bring in awards from the 2023 Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences Annual Meeting.
Q&A with new Department Chair Julie Simmons Ivy
A discussion with the newly minted U-M IOE Department Chair about her experiences as a Michigan Engineering student and how she’ll use that training to push the department forward.
U-M IOE welcomes Saif Benjaafar to the department
Michigan Engineering welcomes Saif Benjaafar, the Seth Bonder Collegiate Professor of Industrial and Operations Engineering. Benjaafar joins the department from the University of Minnesota where he was the McKnight Presidential Endowed Professor and Distinguished McKnight University Professor.
U-M IOE welcomes new assistant professors to the department
Two new assistant professors began working for the University of Michigan Industrial and Engineering Department on August 28.
University of Michigan students wins competition to improve infrastructure within the Federal Aviation Administration
Students from multiple disciplines at U-M came together to create an interface that will change air traffic control management for decades to come.
Julie Simmons Ivy named as next chair of the Department of Industrial and Operations Engineering
U-M alum will return to Industrial and Operations Engineering on August 28.
Two U-M Industrial and Operations Engineering faculty members receive promotions
The University of Michigan Board of Regents recently approved recommendations for the promotion of U-M IOE faculty members Dr. Joi-Lynn Mondisa and Dr. Siqian Shen.
Students celebrated at U-M IOE Graduation Reception
On Thursday, April 7, 2023 students, faculty, and staff from the Univerisity of Michigan Industrial and Operations Engineering (U-M IOE) Department came together to celebrate the accomplishments of their graduating graduate students at the Michigan League. This spring 67 students graduated from the U-M IOE PhD and master’s program. Many of whom were honored with awards.
Zhongzhu Chen awarded a Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship
Chen received his bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Data Science as well as a minor in economics from Peking University, in 2019. Chen’s research interests surround mixed-integer programming, large-scale optimization, information theory, and machine learning.
Letter from the Chair
As Brian Denton, U-M IOE’s Department Chair approaches the end of this term he reflects on the accomplishments of the department and why it has been meaningful to lead it over the past five years.
Leonora Lucaj wins the Outstanding Advisor Award
U-M Industrial and Operations Engineering undergraduate program advisor has been awarded the Outstanding Advisor Award from the Advising Council at the University of Michigan. The award, established in 2002, recognizes staff for outstanding academic advising.
The University of Michigan welcomes local high school students to explore real-life applications of machine learning in engineering
The U-M IOE Department in partnership with the School of Education welcomed the Early College Alliance to a day of learning about the field of engineering. The program was organized to promote learning and interest in machine learning and applied math within the local community.